Fancy Finishes: Faux-Piped Machine Binding

05 Jan 2015

Binding ~ Faux Piping!  You are going to love this quick machine-binding for a fancy finish! 
Faux-Piped Binding

Pre-quilted RBD chevrons/dots with solid red and lime pieced binding   Here's a way to pretend you went to all the work of adding piping to your binding without all the effort.  "If there's an easier way...", that's my motto.  This is also an easy finish for a quick gift.  Today's tutorial is loaded with extra TIPS and thorough steps for binding any quilt. Instructor ~ Deonn Stott Supplies ~A quilt or other project that needs binding  Pieced binding strips are cut ... more

Cutting Corners 2014 in Review!

29 Dec 2014

 It has been a busy year on the Cutting Corners Blog. We are grateful to all of the talented bloggers who contributed. We couldn't do it without you! Cottage Garden Baby Quilt DIY Modern Edge Baby Blanket Quatrefoil Spectrum Quilt Butterfly Patch Baby Quilt Splendor Garden Counting Stars Quilt Speedster Quilt Tummy Time Star Hexi Mat Hexi Weighted Blanket Vintage Verona Hourglass Quilt Quarter Square Triangles Giraffe Crossing Quilt Rollin' Along Joshua Giraffe Baby Quilt Pretty Party Dress Quilt Broken Dishes The Frill of It: DIY Ruffle Ornament DIY Vintage Origami Ornament DIY Vintage Origami Ornament Part II: The ... more

Hey Doll Sew-Along

22 Dec 2014

Today I am excited to bring you this fun sew-along, courtesy of Ann Hansen of the Pattern Jam design team! Pattern Jam is an innovative website where you can see your project by "auditioning" various fabrics before you buy the fabric and patterns. Be sure to visit Pattern Jam and try it our for yourself! Ann's Hey Doll pattern is for a lovely framed "scrappy" doll. When I saw her project, I immediately thought of my 18-year-old daughter who is getting ready to leave for college. I decided to make this into a fun, dorm-friendly project by turning it ... more

The Cottage Garden Baby Quilt

15 Dec 2014

Hi!  It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I am super excited to be here sharing my quilt pattern using The Cottage Garden fabric line by The Quilted Fish.  My favorite fabric line is always the one I'm currently sewing with - and so this fabric makes the top of the list!   I love to make baby quilts to give as gifts.  I try and make each quilt different.  This pattern is great because it shows off the wonderful patterns in the fabric with the larger blocks and it sews up pretty quick (you can make this in a few ... more

The Frill of It: DIY Ruffle Ornament

12 Dec 2014

Sometimes a girl just needs more ruffles! This ornament is for the woman who is bold and beautiful...and VERY patient...I am going to show you 3 versions of this same ornament. The technique is the same for all of them, with just a few minor variations. You Will Need: 16-20 strips of 3" x WOF (width of fabric - abt. 44/45") fabric of your choice ruffler foot 6" foam ball LOTS of straight pins (2-3 boxes) 1 yard ribbon, twine, cording, or other trim for hanging the ornament embellishments of your choice For this version, begin by sewing ... more

DIY Origami Ornament Part 2: The Starburst

09 Dec 2014


Last week I shared a tutorial for the Vintage Origami Ornament. Today I bring you its more modern counterpart, The Starburst. You will use the same techniques with just a few key alterations to the process. I opted to use fabric from the same collection, called Hope Chest, because I want to show you the different look and feel you can get simply by combining different patterns and colors, and by altering the technique a little. Supplies: A box of straight pins or dressmaker pins A 6" foam ball 10 - 3.5" squares of fabric for the center of the ... more

Broken Dishes, a PreCut Tutorial

08 Dec 2014

Broken Dishes, a PreCut Tutorial

Broken Dishes, A Pre-Cut Tutorial “Printer Friendly Instructions” Crystal Delaney from NotMyGrandmasQuilts.comand owner of  Fabric Line Used: Just Dreamy 2 by Zoe Pearn for My Mind's Eye Materials needed for a 62” by 70” quilt: If using pre-cut stackers: -     2 Layer Cakes or-     4 10” Stackers (This is the what I used)  If using yardage: -     4 – 10” Squares of 18 different fabrics Other items required:-     4 1/8 Yards backing-     1/2 Yards Binding (2")-     Batting-     Thread-     Rotary Cutter-     Rotary Mat-     Rotary Ruler  If you follow my blog, Not My Grandma’s Quilts, you know that ... more

DIY Vintage Origami Ornament

05 Dec 2014

I have had a red and green origami-style Christmas ornament hanging on my tree for as long as I remember. It was made by my mother and handed down to me when I started my own family. Recently I have wanted to make more of these because I love the retro look it adds, as well as the variety in texture and color it gives to my very busy tree. This ornament craft has been around from at least the 70's, when I was a little girl, so this tutorial is probably not new, but may have a few ... more

Ruffly Trees

24 Nov 2014

This is a busy time of year, so we are always looking for projects that take very little time, but look fabulous. These Christmas Trees are exactly that! Easy-to-make, and timeless in design when made with the gorgeous Lost & Found Christmas collection by My Mind's Eye. Supplies Needed/Cutting Instructions For each tree: 1/2" dowel of desired length Base for tree Star Cut strips x WOF (width of fabric) of the following widths: Small Tree: 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3", 3.5", 4" Medium Tree: 2", 2.5", 3", 3.5", 4", 4.5", 5", 5 ... more

5 Minute Wrist Warmers

17 Nov 2014

Did you know Riley Blake Designs manufactures Jersey Knit fabric? Our Jersey Knit is soft, sturdy, top quality fabric and comes in a stunning variety of prints and solid colors. With winter right around the corner, I decided it was time to whip up some Jersey Knit Wrist Warmers - perfect for embellishing and for keeping the cold air out of that little space between the jacket and gloves. These cute wrist warmers seriously take 5 minutes. If you can cut out a rectangle and sew one seam, you can make these! With a fun variety of boy and girl prints ... more
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